I like the look of the black vinyl on my red 69 Satellite but they're known for holding water and rust. I'm getting rid of mine and going with paint. Kind of scared what i might find when i strip it off because there's one spot with rust bubbles on the sail panel under the vinyl. I'm hoping that's all of it.
It's your car, make it what you want. I totally like it either way. I'm personally against vinyl tops in general because of the issues involved with them and weather. If you like the looks of the white top, there is always the option of painting it white from the trim up.
Paint. Roof rot under Vinyl has wrecked more of these cars than you can imagine. The factories pushed vinyl tops as a great deal for one reason and one reason only. They could have less than perfect seam filler on the C pillars and hide it with a top. On paint roof cars the C pillar that to be a lit more perfect. Harder to do in that day and age with lead filler.
If the car came with with one and all the trim is there I go back with vinyl, I like the look. But if a PO has removed everything and went with paint, I leave it that way. When our cars were new , and then got to be clunkers, most sat out in the weather much or all its life. And of course , rot to whatever degree set in. But, chances are if you spend the time, effort, and money to restore/restomod one , it prolly won't be left out in the weather much. Do we really ever own a car, or are we just its current caretaker for a while...
paint I scraped a lot of cars up here in Ont because of rotten roof under the vinyl , there was a guy up here with 70 charger with vinyl top and he brush painted his top a couple times a summer with auto trans fluid , he drove that car for 20 yrs that i knew him . I always expected to hear it had blown off on highway. but it stayed ,